Peter Adams

Peter Adams is the principal of Augmentors in Sydney and a captivating public speaker. Having held senior tax positions with KPMG, PWC, BNP-Paribas and Chase Manhattan, Peter regularly talks at professional association events about current tax issues.

Div 7a LoansDiv 7a PaymentsDiv 7a Debt Forgiveness

Stuart Smith

Stuart Smith of Vebiz is a grant specialist consulting on business commercialisation and government grants, especially the R&D Tax Incentive and Export Market Development Grant. With an Honours degree in Applied Science and 30 years of management experience, Stuart is well positioned to combine the scientific and technical aspects of his clients’ projects with a strong commercial focus. 

Government Grants

Ben Sewell

Ben Sewell of Sewell & Kettle is an expert in commercial litigation, insolvency law and personal property securities law. A lot of his work involves offshore tax havens.  Since 2003 Ben has represented a range of clients as an advocate in the NSW, Victorian, Queensland and Federal Courts and has acted on both sides in offshore entity disputes.

The Panama PapersCommon Reporting StandardsOffshore Tax HavensPhoenix Activity – New Safe Harbour for Directors             

Clint Harding

Clint Harding leads the taxation practice at Arnold Bloch Leibler in Sydney and focuses on corporate and international tax as well as taxation of financial instruments and transactions. Clint is the author of numerous tax articles, a regular presenter and a committee member at The Tax Institute and the Law Council of Australia. 

Australia’s Tax Residency Rules are Broken


King Tan

King Tan is a senior associate at King & Wood Mallesons in Sydney. As a tax adviser and lawyer King is in a good position to help his clients through an ATO tax dispute – from voluntary disclosures, risk reviews and tax audits to tax debt management, objections and appeals.

The Life Cycle of a Tax Dispute – Risk Reviews & Tax Audits  Objections & Appeals

Ashley Porter

Ashley Porter is the founder and CEO of community-driven SMSF administration platform Mclowd. A former IP lawyer with an MBA from Melbourne Business School, Ashley’s career has been dominated by emerging technologies. Ashley worked for Sun Microsystems in Australia and the UK during the early days of the internet as well as Artists Technologies, before founding eHound, a successful location-based services company.

The Story of MclowdMclowd’s 2020 Vision

Georgina Xiradis

Georgina is an Associate at Johnson Winter & Slattery (JWS) and advises clients Australia wide on property and commercial contracting matters across many different sectors including agriculture and forestry, manufacturing and processing, transport and logistics, fashion retail and advertising and marketing.

Electronic Signatures

Miranda Brownlee

Miranda Brownlee is a media professional with four years of experience at Momentum Media, working as a journalist across various business to business publications including InvestorDaily, ifa, SMSF Adviser and

SMSF Adviser May 2018 Update   

Patrick Huang

Patrick Huang is part of Argyle Lawyers in Sydney.  With experience in a wide range of tax and legal issues from global mobility and executive remuneration to employee share schemes, succession planning and commercial transactions, Patrick’s focus is on tax, estate planning and super strategies.

Improving the Small Business CGT Concessions EDLegal Issues When Buying or Selling a BusinessEarnout Arrangements


Zile Yu

Zile Yu is the Head of Innovation and Special Projects at Meridian Lawyers. Zile combines his background as a leading property lawyer and his fervent belief, passion and experience as an innovator to revolutionise legal practice. He has presented on blockchain, smart contracts and artificial intelligence.

Innovation in the Legal Industry



Steven Fine

Steven Fine is the head of Growth Focus, specialising in the sale and succession of financial services practices. After graduating from the University of Rochester in New York State followed later by an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, Steven embarked on a long career in consulting and business broking, which led to the start of Growth Focus in 2010.

How To Sell My Accounting PracticeTop 10 Mistakes When Selling an Accounting PracticeHow To Buy an Accounting PracticeHow to Exit

Daniel Mikhail

Daniel Mikhail has over a decade of experience in the financial planning industry. He is a Certified Financial Planner and understands the importance of long term relationships with his clients. After starting at Saccasan Bailey Partners and then moving on to Guild Financial Planning, Daniel joined Partners Wealth Group in 2013.

Personal Insurance Inside and Outside of Super – Pension Strategies Post July 2017SMSF Update

David Moss

David Moss is the Accountants Services Director of Merit Wealth in Sydney and an expert in superannuation / SMSF legislation and strategies. Being able to explain expert knowledge in a straight forward way has made David a popular speaker and trainer in  the superannuation industry. 

From TRIS to an ABPPartial Commutations Require an AFSL 


Angelina Torrisi

Angelina Torrisi is the Director | Solicitor at Family Law Practice Australia.  Angelina lives and breathes family law and freely shares her expertise and knowledge. On Tax Talks she explains the legal side of divorce and relationship breakdowns.

Family Law

Jonathan Preston

Jonathan Preston worked in financial markets trading CFDs before moving into mortgage brokering with Home Loan Experts in Sydney.  Jonathan is also the founder and host of two podcast series being “The SMS Podcast” and “The Australian Property Podcast“.

Insights of a Mortgage BrokerWhat is a CFD

Ben Symons

Ben Symons is a barrister in Sydney. Among other cases, Ben has acted for the respondents at the Federal Court in Todd Stephen McGrouther [2015], Seymour [2015] as well as the Full Federal Court in Macoun [2014].  On Tax Talks Ben shares his knowledge and expertise discussing the role of superannuation and testamentary trusts in estate planning.

Estate Planning

Claire Thornett

Claire Thornett is a member of the Specialist Tax Advisory team at WLF Accounting & Advisory in Hobart. Claire’s expertise includes specialist taxation advice for not-for-profits, charities and cooperatives; tax effect accounting; preparation and review of income tax and fringe benefits tax returns for a range of entities.

Fringe Benefit Tax – Meal Entertainment Fringe Benefits – Car Parking Fringe Benefits

Andrew Fricot and Ankur Dhar

Andrew and Ankur are Customer Account Advisors at Revenue NSW. Having joined Revenue NSW in 2004 and 2005 respectively, Andrew and Ankur specialise in payroll tax as well as Small Business Grants and the Jobs Action Plan Rebate. 

Payroll Tax Contractor Provisions – Payroll Tax Grouping Provisions Payroll Tax – NSW Payroll Tax Exemptions And Rebates

Jane Bruno

Jane Bruno has been helping American expatriates with their US tax obligations for well over 30 years through Bruno American Tax Services.  Having worked at the IRS in Germany and lived in South Africa and Nigeria, Jane is still working in her chosen speciality of providing tax advice to US communities all over the world.  Jane has written a book as well as numerous articles and blog posts about US expatriate tax matters — all with the aim of helping American expatriates with their US tax returns.

US Tax Living in AustraliaUS Nonresident Alien Spouse

Kevin O’Hara

Kevin O’Hara is co-founder and CEO of Techwitty as well as CIO and Technology Investment Portfolio Manager of Tulla Private Equity Group. An advisor to The Crypto Company, Kevin sits on a range of philanthropic and strategic global advisory boards. 

R & D Tax Incentive